Thursday, March 03, 2011

REVIEW: Deep Trouble by Mary Connealy

Here is my review of this fantastic wild west novel:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Mary Connealy and Barbour Publishing for sending me an electronic copy of "Deep Trouble" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and their generosity.

When an author has a wonderful talent for storytelling and an incredible technique for building an entertaining novel, does there come a time when said author cannot surpass their previous work? In many cases, yes, and the reader must be satisfied with the status quo or move on to another author’s work. I have been a long-time fan of Mary Connealy’s work, and her latest novel, “Deep Trouble” does not demand that the reader accept what has become an expected standard for a Connealy novel. This book has indeed raised the bar. The adventure is more exciting. The comedy is heartier.

This novel opens in the heart of the action: a group of treasure-hunters stealing the map that leads to the gold from its rightful owner and leaving her to die. Shannon Dysart is determined to find the city of gold in the Grand Canyon and prove her father isn’t a fraud. Gabe Lasley happens upon Shannon at a time when she is desperately in need of rescue and he is in desperate need of an excuse to delay his visit to his older brother. The sparks begin to fly right away

This is uber-Connealy, and I have no doubt that this author’s talent is still growing and will continue to do so for many years to come.

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